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The famous setting for classic family flick, The Sound of Music, modern Salzburg more than lives up to its movie hype, with the city’s abundance of culture, history, and stunning landscapes proving there’s still plenty to sing about. Although, it’s not just the hills that are alive in this charming Austrian city. Brimming with Baroque architecture, palaces and churches, and with niche cafés and restaurants aplenty, Salzburg retains its buzz year round. Festivals, concerts and exhibitions ensure there’s always something new to discover in the city centre, while epic sites like the Austrian ice caves and the salt mines never lose their natural wonder.

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Our tips for Salzburg

  • Have your Mozart moment. Traverse the birthplace of Mozart on your visit. One of the most influential composers of the classical era, Mozart’s former home is now a fascinating museum and one of the key Salzburg attractions.
  • On your bike. One of Austria’s most bike-friendly cities, be sure to set off on a scenic cycling trail or two on your Salzburg sightseeing adventure.
  • Night fever. Take time out for a romantic evening stroll through Salzburg. After nightfall, when the famous castle glows in the distance, the city is at its most beautiful.
  • Don’t forget the Christmas markets! Salzburg’s festive season is legendary the world over, with the town’s Christmas markets seeing many flock to the turrets of the city’s Old Town.

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Best time to visit
There’s no real “best time” to visit this picture-perfect city, with breath-taking architecture and stunning scenery making Salzburg tours idyllic year-round. For those on a budget though, the cheapest accommodation and flights to this fairy-tale destination remains in the quieter October-November period, just before the lead up to Christmas. There are still plenty of things to do in Salzburg at this time too.
Getting around
Navigating Salzburg’s hills calls for a good pair of walking shoes. Here’s our travel breakdown of the best ways to find your way around Austria’s picture-perfect city.
  • When considering what to do in Salzburg, keep in mind that a compact city centre means you can reach the majority of the city’s sites on foot. Be sure to keep a bottle of water handy when you traverse the town’s many hills.
  • This bike-friendly city boasts an extensive network of scenic bike trails and dedicated cycle lanes, making your Salzburg day trips easier and cheaper than ever before.
  • Embark on Salzburg day tours by bus with a single journey, 24-hour, or weekly ticket all available. Bus routes span the heart of the city and the mountains beyond, and are well priced.
Stay Safe
Salzburg is a relatively safe city. Keep these travel tips in tow so your trip can go off without a hitch…
  • Look out for pickpockets. Petty thieves are known for operating in the city’s touristy areas so keep your valuables close.
  • Remain alert when walking the city streets late at night. Stay in well-lit areas and avoid rowdy groups.
  • In any emergency situation, dial 112.

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